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Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

24 months
9000 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
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The objective of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at KU Leuven is to prepare you with the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to design custom-made materials and products with new enhanced properties- such as new nanoelectronic components, new types of ‘smart’ medicines and sensors, and interfaces between electronics and biological systems.


The programme is truly integrated into the international research community, with a strong analytical backbone and an important international network of research centres such as imec in Belgium, CEA-LETI in France and Leibniz Institute for Solid State Materials Research in Germany. This strong link between education and research ensures a contemporary program at the cutting edge of state-of-the-art research.

Within the Erasmus Mundus framework, five leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The partner institutions are:

  • KU Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Chalmers, Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
  • Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


Within a few years, nanoscience applications are expected to impact upon virtually every technological sector and ultimately almost all aspects of our daily life. In the coming five to ten years, many new products and companies will emerge based on nanotechnology and nanosciences. These new products will stem from the knowledge developed at the interface of the various scientific disciplines offered in the programme.

Graduates will find a wealth of career opportunities in the sectors and industries developing these new technologies: electronics, new and smart materials, chemical technology, biotechnology, R&D, independent consultancies and more. You’ll graduate with the ideal background to become an invaluable interface between these areas and will be able to apply a broad perspective on nanoscience and nanotechnology in the development and creation of new products and even new companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
  • Electronic Components, Circuits and Sensors
  • Atom Theory, Chemical Periodicity and Chemical Bond
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Basics of Pharmaceutical Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Erasmus Mundus consortium uses common admission criteria for the EMM-Nano program. Admitted are Bachelor students in Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Electrical Engineering, Material Science or a related discipline, with a proven background in mathematics and physics or chemistry. A minimum of 180 ECTS credits and a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 75% of the scale maximum is required.
  • The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students.
  • A common application and selection procedure is used for all students.
  • All applications are administered by the central International Office (IO) of the KU Leuven and evaluated by a common selection commission.
  • The selection criteria are the applicant's background and previous education, the applicant's excellence based on the obtained GPA, the English language skills and the completeness of the application file.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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